As announced here on GoLisbon Blog, Lisbonâ€™s Film Museum showed every single movie ever directed by Manoel de Oliveira last October. That legendary Portuguese director has the record of being the worldâ€™s oldest filmmaker and turns 100 years old today. Despite the age, he doesnâ€™t have plans to slow down any time soon. Heâ€™s currently directing yet another film, and plans to write his autobiography.
A special box set of all of his films has just been released in Portugal, and includes a book about the themes of his movies and his film-making style. The set includes his latest release â€œColumbus: the Enigmaâ€ about the famous explorerâ€™s identity, and the award-winning â€œThe Letterâ€ and â€œA Talking Pictureâ€ with John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve.
There probably wonâ€™t be another director with such a long career for quite some time. But as also proven by the Portuguese lady who is currently the worldâ€™s oldest person, some people are simply born with better genes.